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  Исполнитель(и) :
   The Cars  (Group)
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  Наименование CD :
   Candy-O. Shake It Up

Год издания : 1979/1981

Компания звукозаписи : Elektra, (ru)

Время звучания : 1:17:17

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Rock (Album Rock)      

2LP on 1CD

## 1-11 Candy-O, 1979, Elektra (3*)

Since the Cars had created a perfect album with their 1978 self-titled debut, it would be nearly impossible to top it. Instead of laboring long and hard over a follow-up like many '70s bands did after a huge commercial success, the band cranked out their sophomore effort, Candy-O, (Elektra) almost exactly one year later from the first LP. And while the album was not as stellar as its predecessor was, it did contain several classics, resulting in another smash album that solidified the band's standing as one of the most promising new bands of the late '70s. The first single, the Top 20 anthem "Let's Go," proves to be the best track, but plenty of other standouts can be found as well. The title track remains one of the band's best rockers, while the gentle "It's All I Can Do" also deserved to be a hit. The band pays tribute to T. Rex on "Dangerous Type" (the main guitar riff resembles "Bang a Gong"), rocks out on "Got a Lot on My Head" and "Night Spots," shows their softer side on "Since I Held You," and embraces modern pop on "Double Life" and "Lust for Kicks." Their second strong release in a row, Candy-O proved that the Cars were not one-hit wonders, like so many other bands from the same era.

-Greg Prato (All Music Guide)

## 12-20 Shake It Up, 1981, Elektra (3.5*)

By augmenting their sound with more synthesizers, electronics, and drum machines, the Cars' fourth release, Shake It Up (1981, Elektra), helped bridge their hard rock-based early work (1978's The Cars) with the futuristic-pop direction of 1984's Heartbeat City. The band's sound may have been evolving with each succeeding album, but Ric Ocasek was still writing compelling new wave compositions despite all the change, many of which would ultimately become rock & roll standards. The up-tempo title track remains a party favorite to this day (reaching number four on the singles charts), while the melancholic "Since You're Gone" remains one of Ocasek's best-ever tales of heartbreak. Intriguing videos were made for both songs, officially introducing the band to the MTV/video age. Like it's predecessor, 1980's Panorama, filler is present ("This Could Be Love," "Maybe Baby"), but many lesser-known album tracks prove to be highlights: the almost entirely synth-oriented tracks "Think It Over" and "A Dream Away," the rocking "Cruiser," plus the more pop-oriented "I'm Not the One" and "Victim of Love." Although Shake It Up was another resounding commercial success, their next album would be the one that made the Cars one of rock's quintessential acts of the '80s.

-Greg Prato (All Music Guide)

  Соисполнители :

Benjamin Orr (Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals)
David Robinson (Percussion, Drums, Vocals)
Elliot Easton (Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals)
Greg Hawkes (Percussion, Keyboards, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Background Vocals)
Ric Ocasek (Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals)

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Наименование трека



   1 Let's Go         0:03:34 Ocasek
   2 Since I Held You         0:03:17 -"-
   3 It's All I Can Do         0:03:46 -"-
   4 Double Life         0:04:14 -"-
   5 Shoo Be Doo         0:01:38 -"-
   6 Candy-O         0:02:36 -"-
   7 Night Spots         0:03:14 -"-
   8 You Can't Hold On Too Long         0:02:49 -"-
   9 Lust For Kicks         0:03:53 -"-
   10 Got A Lot On My Head         0:02:59 -"-
   11 Dangerous Type         0:04:34 -"-
   12 Since You're Gone         0:03:31 Ocasek
   13 Shake It Up         0:03:32 -"-
   14 I'm Not The One         0:04:10 -"-
   15 Victim Of Love     T       0:04:25 -"-
   16 Cruiser         0:04:57 -"-
   17 A Dream Away         0:05:41 -"-
   18 This Could Be Love         0:04:27 Hawkes, Ocasek
   19 Think It Over         0:04:56 Ocasek
   20 Maybe Baby         0:05:04 -"-


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